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Certificate III & IV in Visual Arts

The Certificate III in Visual Arts at Sydney Art School is available to Australian students from Year 9 in high school and onwards.

For high school students it provides Board of Studies recognised units that can count towards award of the HSC and a students Record of School Achievement.

 NATIONAL CODES

CUA31115 / CUA41315

 CRICOS CODE

N/A

QUALIFICATION

Certificate III / IV

INDUSTRY AREA

Arts & Design

 STUDY MODES

Part Time: 1 day per week over 2 or 3 years*

Full Time: 2  days per week over 1 year*

*4 x 8 week terms per year

 COURSE FEES

Part Time: $1500 per term

Full Time: $2125 per term

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENROLMENT

Not Available

PATHWAYS OPTIONS

Diploma of Visual Arts

Entry to aligned Bachelor Degrees at Australian universities.

Studio Locations

Hornsby,  Baulkham Hills

 
 
 
 
 

Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are developing a range of visual art skills and who take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning. Practice at this level is underpinned by the application of introductory art theory and history.

Visual artists may work in their own practice, or in a wide range of contexts across the arts, government, community or commercial organisations.

Entry Requirements

Nil

Qualification Rules and Units

Qualification Details

Full details of for this qualification CUA31115-Certificate III in VisualArts pdf File

Full details of the NSW Education Standards Authority requirements are available here ... Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft - Certificate III

 

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 12
4 core units plus
8 elective units of which:
4 units must be selected from Group A
2 units must be selected from Group A or B
2 units may be selected from the remaining listed electives or any currently endorsed training package qualification or accredited course at Certificate II, III or IV level.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the
integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid vocational outcome.

 

HSC (VET in Schools) Course options

Endorsed by the NSW Education Standards Authority for the cohort commencing 2019

43762 — Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft (120 indicative hours)

Pattern of study: 2 units x 1 year

43763 — Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft (240 indicative hours)

Pattern of study: 2 units x 2 years

HSC course requirements

Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft (120 indicative hours)

the possible qualification outcome is a Statement of Attainment towards CUA31115 Certificate III in Visual Arts

  • accredited for a total of 2 units at the Preliminary and/or HSC level
  • attempt all core and/or elective units of competency to a minimum of 120
  • HSC indicative hours.

Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft (240 indicative hours)

the possible qualification outcome is CUA31115 Certificate III in Visual Arts

  • accredited for a total of 4 units at the Preliminary and/or HSC level
  • attempt all core units of competency (totalling 80 HSC indicative hours) and
  • elective units of competency to a minimum of 160 HSC indicative hours and to meet qualification packaging rules.

 

Students in Years 11 and 12 (Stage 6)

This is a Stage 6 VET Board Endorsed course

 

Students in Years 9 and 10 (Stage 5)

In certain circumstances students in Years 9 and 10 (Stage 5) may access Stage 6 VET courses. Further information is available in the Stage 5 VET section.

  

Course content

Core

Unit code and titleStatus for AQF VET qualificationHSC indicative hours of credit

BSBWHS201 
Contribute to health and safety of self and others

core

15

CUAACD201 
Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas

core

20

CUAPPR301 
Produce creative work

core

25

CUARES301 
Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice

core

20

Total HSC indicative hours for core units of competency: 80

Elective

Unit code and titleStatus for AQF VET qualificationHSC indicative hours of credit

BSBCRT301 
Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

elective – Group A

20

BSBDES301 
Explore the use of colour

elective – Group A

20

BSBDES302 
Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

elective – Group A

25

CUADIG303 
Produce and prepare photo images

elective – Group A

15

CUADIG305 
Produce digital images

elective – Group A

25

CUADRA301 
Produce drawings

elective – Group A

25

Unit code and titleStatus for AQF VET qualificationHSC indicative hours of credit

CUAIND301 
Work effectively in the creative arts industry

elective – Group A

20

CUAIND304 
Plan a career in the creative arts industry

elective – Group A

15

CUAPAI301 
Produce paintings

elective – Group A

25

CUAPHI302 
Capture photographic images

elective – Group A

20

CUAPPR302 
Document the creative work progress

elective – Group A

10

CUAPRI301 
Produce prints

elective – Group A

25

CUACMP301 
Implement copyright arrangements

elective – Group B

10

 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) against other units not listed above may be assessed by Sydney Art School on request. 

Please contact us if you wish to discuss the options available.

Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the visual arts, craft and design industries for this qualification.

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification

Communication

  •           responding appropriately to feedback on own skill development and performance
  •           consulting with peers and mentors about a range of issues related to own practice
  •           documenting own work
  •           engaging in critical discourse with colleagues and peers

Teamwork

  •           collaborating with others artists
  •           sharing ideas
  •           seeking feedback and guidance from mentors

Problem-solving

  •           analysing complex information and responding with creative solutions
  •           developing solutions for complex design challenges
  •           balancing potentially conflicting needs
  •           evaluating the effectiveness of solutions

Initiative and enterprise

  •           working creatively with an art form
  •           developing ideas from historical and contemporary research
  •           achieving own individual style of creative expression

Planning and organising

  •           planning a creative project
  •           monitoring own work and introducing strategies to improve skills and knowledge
  •           conducting a range of research to inform work projects
  •           planning work tasks in a logical sequence
  •           setting work and practice goals
  •           planning for a sustainable professional practice

Self-management

  •           developing goals for professional practice
  •           taking responsibility for own professional development
  •           monitoring own work and introducing strategies to improve performance
  •           using knowledge of industry and legal frameworks within own practice

Learning

  •           developing strong artistic technique
  •           identifying opportunities to maintain and enhance industry knowledge
  •           seeking feedback from colleagues and mentors
  •           exploring and testing new approaches
  •           participating in industry networks and professional development opportunities

Technology

  •           using an extended range of materials and technologies relevant to specific creative practice
  •           proactively using the internet as a research tool

General Course Information

High School Student Course Options Information

Full details of the NSW Education Standards Authority requirements are available here ... Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft - Certificate III